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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,644 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,644
Reviews: 1,344
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 268
Gots: 640 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003)
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

illini4x4, Nov 12, 2012
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4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, rich dark brown almost black with a short brown head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: caramel, toffee, light roasted coffee, toast, malt

T: toasty malt, sweeter but not syrupy, big malt flavor with a slight hop bitterness towards the end

M: creamy with nice body

O: a really good beer that focuses on the flavor of toasted malt without having a burnt character

M_C_Hampton, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

nanobrew, Nov 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

juliusseizure, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

PGVG, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

akttr, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Kevincredible, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Gtg642, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mattparsons, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jim_carignan, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

leroybrown10, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

JustinMatthew, Dec 10, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Segelstrom, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

wyatt13, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

PeakedInHighSchool, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Wolberjs, Mar 08, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to xanok for this extra. Poured into my custom etched "dead man's hand' pint glass. Dark in color but I think I would call this deep dark brown, not black. Just a bit of light get's through at the edges. Head is a big two fingers and dark root beer float color and appearance.

Smell is roasted coffee with a bit of bread coming through and some chocolate nibs.

Taste is really good. Brown sugar sweet with roasted coffee and the bitterness or tartness from the chocolate or a cranberry/cherry??

The mouth is exactly what a porter should be. I know this is Founders and the "over the top-o-meter" is maxed out, but I am putting that aside. This is spot on for the style. It is rich and silky front and smooth late with just a bit of dryness.

Overall I really enjoyed this extra. I live in Deschutes distribution area and Black Butte has been my go to Porter for years, but if this was distributed here also I think I would have a new "go to" porter. Thanks again to xanok for this extra.

azdback, May 13, 2011
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4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a midnight black hue, nice creamy mocha head

Smell - Nice hints of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, smoke, peat, campfire

Taste - Big rich coffee and espresso flavors right up front, so gorgeous. I am getting vanilla, milk chocolate, toasted almonds, roasted barley, tobacco. It tastes so rich.

Mouthfeel - This thing is silky smooth, perfect.

Overall - Founders makes the best dark stouts ever, its no doubt i would love their porter just as much. This thing is the tastiest damn drinkable thing I've ever had and EASILY MY FAVORITE PORTER. wow founder, wow.

aorloski, Mar 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Cubatobaco, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ridgeline23, Aug 02, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Stout-like blackness in color with a tan, thick, foamy head that produces large bubbles.

S - Very roasted malt, coffee tones, and a subtle sweetness in the background.

T - Mirrors the aroma with a nice malty backbone that is rich and roasted. A nice dark chocolate bitterness is detected and smoke towards the end.

M - Big foamy body that fills the palate and it somewhat chewy on the tongue. Nice carbonation and finishes neutral, making it easy to drink.

O - A well represented porter that is balanced correctly for the style, awesome roasted flavor, and easy to drink.

VaTechHopHead, Sep 14, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at refrigerator temperature.

L – Deep brown color with a 1-finger tan bubbly head. Dissipates quickly into a tan, bubbly slick on top of the surface of the beer. Not much lacing. I’ll blame the lack of head characteristics on temperature.

S – Lots of roasted malt with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla notes. Some dark fruits like plums show up a little bit, but this is mostly roasted goodness. Smells awesome.

T – Starts with big roasted flavors of coffee and dark chocolate, builds to a pleasant sweetness with milk chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruity notes, and finishes with a mildly bitter roasted barley and coffee finish. Delicious.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with moderate carbonation, a creamy and velvety mouthfeel, and a moderately bitter and dry finish. Roasted coffee bitterness lingers for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a very drinkable and delicious porter. All of the dark and roasted flavors and aromas are there, as well as a subtle and pleasant sweetness. It is everything a porter should be. Founders can do no wrong in my book.

BlackBelt5112203, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mgr78704, May 19, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,644 ratings.